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On @the_ecologist: Can festivals ever be green? #environmentnetwork

On @the_ecologist: Can festivals ever be green? #environmentnetwork

Festivals are notorious bad for the environment. Thousands of revellers descending on a patch of grass for a high spirited weekend, with food, water and sanitary requirements all needing to be met from scratch. Then there’s the energy needed to power stages and lights, the mounds of rubbish left behind and the carbon produced by thousands of cars and buses all heading in the same direction. But despite the huge footprint, a growing number of festivals claiming to be green are popping up. So do their claims stand up? And can festivals ever be green? When you think of environmental and ethical festivals, the name not far from most people’s lips would be Glastonbury . However, the strain on Worthy Farm, home of the festival, is so great, owner Michael Eavis leaves the site fallow every few years to allow it time to recover. This year is one such year (triggered in part by a c...

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